Accounting involves identifying, analyzing and communicating economic/financial information to organizations and individuals so they can make informed decisions. Accounting integrates strategy, management, audit and assurance, finance and taxation as part of a decision making process. Professionals in this field must demonstrate professionalism, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
The Accounting Specialist is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) with direct entry to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The UTSC Management Specialist in Accounting program has generated gold medalist and honour roll placements as well as a legacy of strong pass rates for accounting graduates. Students become critical thinkers and strategic business leaders who think beyond numbers. Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty prepares students for career success.
Sample Accounting Courses:
The Program encompasses topics such as introductory to advanced financial and managerial accounting, assurance, taxation, economics, and finance. There is also a range of more advanced electives which cover topics and competencies that incorporate critical thinking and ethical decision making. Sample courses include:
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- Advanced Accounting Case Analysis: A Capstone Course
- Corporate Governance and Strategy: CPA Perspective
For a full list of required courses to complete a Specialist in Management & Accounting, please refer to the UTSC Calendar.
UTSC’s BBA degree specializing in Management & Accounting allows students to gain experience by applying the latest management and accounting theories to real-world problems both inside and outside of the classroom. Sample roles of work term students and recent graduates include:
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planning/Budget Coordinator
- Tax Associate
- Assurance Associate
- Junior Accountant
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Credit (Risk) Analyst
- Junior Consultant
- Business Analyst/Associate
- Payroll Administrator
UTSC Management & Accounting students secure co-op and full-time roles with successful companies such as:
- Canadian Revenue Agency
- Johnson &Johnson
- Ministry of Finance
- Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
- Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.
- Toronto Transit Commission
More Career Options: Program Tipsheet
Current Student and Recent Graduate Profiles
Program: Management & Accounting
Previous Work Terms: Accounting Co-op at OPTrust, Jr. Financial Analyst at Unilever, and Assurance Associate at PwC
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